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Sabine Co. grand jury indicts former constable on assault, burglary, evasion charges

Jerry Webb (Source: Sabine County Jail) Jerry Webb (Source: Sabine County Jail)
Craig Bailey (Source: Sabine County Jail) Craig Bailey (Source: Sabine County Jail)
Michelle Bailey (Source: Sabine County Jail) Michelle Bailey (Source: Sabine County Jail)
James Cunningham (Source: Sabine County Jail) James Cunningham (Source: Sabine County Jail)
SABINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A Sabine County grand jury indicted a former constable who resigned from his position in the wake of allegations that he broke into a home on Longleaf Street in Pineland and fired a round from a shotgun into a wall.

Some of the shot from the shotgun round hit Lori Williams, his girlfriend, in the hand.

The Sabine County grand jury indicted Jerry Dan Webb, 66, of Bronson, on four felony charges - evading arrest, burglary of a habitation, and two aggravated assault charges.

Webb faces a sentence of to life in prison for the charges, and he has posted a bail amount if $385,000.

According to arrest affidavits, a DPS trooper was on the way to a reported shooting in Pineland and was on FM 1 when he was met by a black Dodge Charger. The trooper turned on his lights and said the Charger took off at a high speed.

The trooper reported the chase reached speeds of over 140 miles per hour before Webb finally came to a stop at FM 1 and State Highway 184. He was arrested without incident.

According to a separate affidavit, an officer reported arrived at a house in the 500 block of Longleaf Street and found Willams, who was sitting on the front steps of the house crying and a large part of her clothing was covered in blood. Williams said Webb had shot her with a shotgun. She said he had come to the house and shot her through a door before dragging her from the room while "stomping me and hitting me in the head with his gun."

The man who lived at the house said he was at home when Webb forced his way into the house, pointed a gun at him and asked "where is she at?" and fired a shot in to the wall from the living room. He then went to a rear room and shot the door.

The officer reported the front door was damaged and there was a large amount of blood on the floor inside the front door.
On Nov. 14, Webb turned his resignation in at the county’s commissioner’s court meeting. The Sabine County commissioners voted unanimously to accept Webb’s resignation.

The Sabine County grand jury also indicted Craig Franklin Bailey, 49, Michelle Catherine Bailey, 33, and Justin Barrilleaux, 27, all of Hemphill. They were each indicted on five felony charges – three endangering a child charges, possession of a controlled substance, and engaging in organized criminal activity.

According to a post on the Sabine County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, SCSO deputies went to a home in the Toledo Beach Subdivision to do a routine check after they received a tip of possible drug activity at the location on Oct. 7.

When they made contact with the people in the home, they found that one of them had an outstanding arrest warrant. While they were making the arrest, the SCSO deputies noticed methamphetamine on a table and conducted a more thorough search of the home, the Facebook post stated.

The deputies located 6.03 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and $473 in cash, the Facebook post stated.

Chief Deputy George Griffith with the Sabine County Sheriff’s Office said they charged the three suspects with child endangerment because there were children in the home where the meth was found.
The three people were arrested at the scene and taken to the Sabine County Jail.

In addition, the Sabine County grand jury indicted James Derek Cunningham on two felony charges – possession of child pornography and sexual performance of a child.

According to the text of the indictment for the possession of child pornography, Cunningham possessed material that visually depicted a girl under the age of 18 engaging in sexual acts or exhibiting his or her genitals. The text of the indictment for the other charge stated that Cunningham directed the girl in a photograph that included sexual contact.

Collectively, Cunningham’s bail amount was set at $50,000.

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